Professor Proposes Letting Business Students Choose Grades to Reduce Stress
As a college grad, I had the opportunity to select my grades…
I would look at the teacher’s grading system, the rules, and the curriculum. I then decided to choose an “A.”
To accomplish this, I read the course books. I listened to the instructor’s lectures. I even studied for the tests and made my goal to get the points I needed for an “A.”
How stressful was this?
NOT VERY, if I stayed dedicated.
Like many others, the studying did it for me. But it is 2017, and it seems as though people just like to make things a lot more challenging and “stressful” than they need to be.
Perhaps we can go as far as saying they literally want handouts…
Reported by insider FoxNews,
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One university professor has proposed a “stress reduction policy” so that his business students can avoid emotional reactions in his classroom.
According to a report from Campus Reform, Dr. Richard Watson set out the policies – including letting students choose their grades – for two of his fall business courses at University of Georgia.
“Emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences,” he wrote at the top, also explaining that students can take exams using their books, notes and laptop materials.
Furthermore, if a student feels “unduly stressed” by a grade, they can email Watson the grade they think is appropriate, and it will be changed.
“Only positive comments about presentations will are given in class,” he stated.
The professor may still make changes to the policies, Shannon Bream noted this morning. Campus Reform said it reached out to Watson, but received no response.
The university issued a statement Tuesday afternoon in response to concerns over the syllabus.
The dean of the Terry College of Business said the syllabus “did not conform with the university’s rigorous expectations” and would not be implemented in his classroom.
Statement from Terry College dean in response to concerns about Prof. Watson’s syllabus pic.twitter.com/osiKTFgw3C
— UGA (@universityofga) August 8, 2017